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  1. MFJ is an american manufacturer of amateur radio kit. Gordon
  2. 24v FFR is designed for radio fit so everything is screened. Coil, plugs, alternator, distributor etc etc. So you won't get bits in Halfords. Unless you want to fit radios why have to buy two batteries when they die? You see what I'm saying, unless you need the 24 volts stick with conventional bits and bobs and 12 volts.
  3. Speaking as a Ferret driver with elderly ears I have found that the Clansman kit doesn't really cope with the background noise at normal road speeds. That is using standard A vehicle headsets, the ANR ones might be better. I am though advised by someone who knows that some IB boxes are better than others. Indeed the IB3 I know has an internal adjustment for audio level. I've wound mine up this winter but have yet to see if has made any difference.
  4. He is active on other fora. His call sign is his father's, re-issued. gmb
  5. Not sure about RCU but that looks awfully like a "Crew Box 2 Set" in which case there will be two sockets on the bottom labelled Audio which are logically enough for head/handsets. The two 12 way connectors, assuming there is one on the other side, are labelled Harness and are used for daisy-chaining crew boxes and the IB2 or IB3 interface box. Also things like the Commanders Box. I believe in armoured vehicles the daisy chain was taken back to the IB box so as to create a harness ring main, giving some redundancy in case of damage.
  6. I accept you are doing this installation from documents but speaking as an operator I would be swapping the 320 and 351 around. As shown the 320 would be a right pain to set up and adjust because of control access and visibility. The 351 is designed to be adjusted from above, so to speak, whereas with the 320 you need to be looking at it from the front.
  7. Bog standard R1155 HF receiver as used in most Brit medium to heavy aircraft and air-sea rescue launches. Commonly called a"Lancaster" radio. Not particularly heavy as for airborne use but some were in steel as opposed to aluminium cases so would be heavier. The pictured one looks pretty tatty and rusty but seems virtually unmodified, which is quite rare nowadays. They need a fairly specific power supply which in practice means home built. I wouldn't put power anywhere near it without a close internal inspection. There are lethal voltages in there and if it still has the original rubber insulated wiring it will have crumbled away to dust.
  8. When I was driving Series Landrovers every day (civvy not mil) we found the best seating was the standard base but with the de-luxe back. Note this is not the base as in the 90/110/Defender but a bigger non-sculptured base. Cheap and cheerful but did the job.
  9. Re data plate, correct Richard.
  10. I'm told that acetone is a very good carrier for the light oil of your choice to make an excellent penetrating oil.
  11. Selling poppies with the Ferret on sunday I overheard someone say "look at the army jeep". I kept my mouth shut!
  12. Assuming Clansman which I guess is correct for a CVRT then you don't actually need a radio, the intercom is separate. The radios just plug into the intercom system, they are not part of it.
  13. I remember upsetting the gate guard at I think Chatham Barracks when in my frog-eye Sprite because he couldn't get his wheelie mirror under it, it being too low. I think he only let me in because I was in uniform.
  14. R216 receivers and power supplies. Larkspur era VHF receivers. Gordon
  15. Some years ago I was being given the run-around trying to register an MGB which had sat idle for 30+ years, and for which I had all the relevant paperwork. Not much happened until I started the on-line complaint procedure then things moved quickly.
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